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Gerry Anderson is Go!

Well, gone actually.
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The creator of Thunderbirds, Stingray, Captain Scarlet, Joe 90, Supercar, Terrahawks, UFO & Space 1999 (amongst others) has been claimed by the great SuperMarionator in the sky. He was a massive childhood influence for me, so thank you Mr Anderson for a lifetime of entertainment and fantastic ideas.

Oh, and purveyor of the best opening title sequences in the history of television!
DrBob, Dec 26 2012

Gerry Anderson http://en.wikipedia...wiki/Gerry_Anderson
[DrBob, Dec 26 2012]

Thunderbirds theme http://www.youtube....watch?v=BfIAKj3Gl1E
[DrBob, Dec 26 2012]

Joe 90 theme http://www.youtube....ded&v=7gtpks_0V3U#!
[DrBob, Dec 26 2012]

Captain Scarlet end credits http://www.youtube....watch?v=IXvfNJIOzxg
[DrBob, Dec 26 2012]

Stingray intro http://www.youtube....watch?v=E06cNv55jTs
[DrBob, Dec 26 2012]

UFO opening titles http://www.youtube....watch?v=5TQUdcYk82U
[DrBob, Dec 26 2012]

Fireball XL5 http://www.youtube....outube_gdata_player
Years ahead of its time.... Totally fabulous [xenzag, Dec 27 2012]


MaxwellBuchanan, Dec 26 2012

8th of 7, Dec 27 2012


       Thunderbirds showed here.
FlyingToaster, Dec 27 2012

       ? [.]
Letsbuildafort, Dec 27 2012

       ^^ oh definitely, 1960's; never heard of the other ones 'til the Internet (and Joe 90 'til just now). "Team America: World Police" movie was a spoof of the genre.
FlyingToaster, Dec 27 2012

nineteenthly, Dec 27 2012

       Much loved and cherished. I was a total addict of Fireball XL5 and everything that followed.
xenzag, Dec 27 2012

       puppets in the cave box   

       how squinty would halfbakers be really
rcarty, Dec 27 2012

       I don't believe it's possible to watch an episode of UFO without being disappointed in the way the future has worked out.
MaxwellBuchanan, Dec 27 2012

       Well all the easy things happened like women in tight pants.
rcarty, Dec 27 2012

       Team America is supposed to make you feel like that, 21Q. It's a piss take.
DrBob, Dec 28 2012

       Thunderbirds was pretty good at establishing tension/excitment (at least, in my preteen mind), which was impressive given the fact that the "actors" could only use voice, lower lip and bodywobble.
calum, Dec 28 2012

       On UFO, I never understood why the moon base babes dressed in purple wigs and silver mini dresses. Looked it up... no explanation was ever made, evidently..   

       Liked it though.
Kansan101, Dec 28 2012

       Well, when I were a wee lad, I never realised that the crew of International Rescue were anything *but* real. So it seemed to have worked well enough, for kids.
BunsenHoneydew, Dec 30 2012


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